Immigration Of The United States

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Throughout the history of the United States, immigration has become a part of our country’s hearts and souls, which began centuries ago. In the United States alone, there are almost 70,000 foreigners that migrate here daily. Within those 70,000 people, over 60,000 of them are businessmen, travelers and students. In the United States currently, we have about 5,000 people that are illegal immigrants; with 2,000 legal immigrants. Illegal immigrants have been to this day outnumbering the number of legal immigrants, which has been going on since the 1990’s. Mostly because of this matter, U.S lawmakers are now made a tremendous amount of attempt to enforce the immigration laws. Ellis Island was an immigration center where people mostly from…show more content…
On the date of January 2, 1892, a Federal US immigration station opened up on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. In 1903, revisions and correction were made to the 1891 Act. The US immigration Act of 1907 reorganized the states that bordered Mexico which at the time were Arizona, New Mexico and a chunk of Texas. Between 1917 and 1924 there were a series of laws that were ratified to limit the number of new aliens. These laws established the Quota System and forced passport requirements. They also expanded the categories of excludable aliens and banned all Asians except the Japanese. A 1924 Act was created to reduce the number of US immigration visas and allocated them on the foundation of national origin. In 1940, The Alien Registration Act required all non-U.S. citizens within the United States to register with the Government and receive an Alien Registration Receipt Card, which was later called a Green Card. The Passage of the Internal Security Act of 1950 depicted the Alien Registration Receipt Card. Legal immigrants had their cards replaced with what commonly became known as the "green card". The 1952 Act is what started the modern day US immigration system. It created a quota system that inflicts limits on a per-country basis. It also set up the preference system that awarded priority to family members and people with special skills. In 1968 an act eradicated US immigration discrimination based on
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